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Course Outcome

3 Modules

The complete course consists of 3 video modules and 1 PDF manual which include self-assessment

Module 1 – An Overview of Belt & Chain Drives

At the end of this module learners will be able to:

  • Identify and describe principle features of “V” and wedge belts, roller-chains and associated drive components
  • Describe basic maintenance procedures
  • Describe mandatory safety procedures for working with rotating equipment

Module 2 – Vee / Wedge / Belt Maintenance

At the end of this module learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the procedure for a safe belt replacement
  • Select correct size / type of belts
  • Correctly adjust belt tension
  • Recognise typical belt manufacture

Module 3 – Basic Roller chain maintenance

At the end of this module learners will be able to:

  • Describe isolation and safety procedures of chain drives
  • Remove and clean roller-chains on a typical drive unit
  • Inspect sprocket wheels for wear, damage or run-out
  • Inspect chains for twist, flexibility, mis-alignment or stretch
  • Use methods for calculating / determining chain stretch
  • Select correct replacement chains
  • Describe and perform procedures for chain installation and replacement
  • Achieve correct chain tension
  • Correct mis-alignment of chain drives
  • Describe purpose and function of chain-tensioners, and perform basic installation / adjusting procedures with fitted-tensioners
  • Describe importance of lubrication / perform 3 methods of chain lubrication



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